The Girl And Her Duke pg.33


17th Feb 2021, 6:58 PM

You know if I went with the Hero's Journey vibe to the comic, this one chapter would by the Hero receiving gifts/tools to help on their quest trope. I'm pretty peeved the Hero's Journey is vilified these days and is often treated as outdated.

Like, really? And the Morally grey/antihero hasn't? I'm honestly getting tired of that one.

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18th Feb 2021, 12:10 AM

Morbid she says :D

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18th Feb 2021, 10:50 AM

Morbid is fine.

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18th Feb 2021, 10:53 AM

With respect to your musings, Moe, I think it is less that the classic hero's journey, or good versus evil narrative is outdated...

...and more like few people can write it well. I'm not talking about writing skill, though that can be an issue as well. I'm talking about how polarizing so many issues are right now in culture. Whether you don't want to pick sides, or just present your side a certain way, you may struggle to find a receptive audience. Of course, that can bite people writing antiheroes or even villain protagonists in the bum as well. Still, such a character being a little too heroic tends to be more palatable than you're "total good guy" coming across as a hypocrite (or worse).

Okay, okay. There are some rather loud voices who do make absurd claims about how good versus evil narratives are outdated. We just need to learn to ignore them. :)

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